City Tours and Excursions in Zurich

City tours Boat tours The Lake Zurich shipping company , Mythenquai 333, offers from April-Oct. Round trips on Lake Zurich. The departure is from Bürkliplatz. Reservations are only necessary for tours with a meal. You can also take a one-hour river cruise. The ZVV line boats can be used with a normal local transport ticket and stop at the Landesmuseum, Buerkliplatz, Enge and the Zürichhorn. Telephone: (044) 487 13 33…

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Literature of Luxembourg Part II

Nicolas Gredt

Luxembourg’s earliest literature Both in the Middle Ages and in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Luxembourg’s literature was dominated by humanists who wrote mainly in Latin. Literature was also written in the national languages, but this is not very extensive and not very well known today. In the 19th century, Luxembourg gradually got more writers who wrote in these languages. One of them was Félix Thyes (1830-1855), who wrote in…

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European Union 2010

European Union

Data storage. Sweden was convicted in the European Court of Justice for not incorporating the EU’s data storage directive into Swedish legislation. The directive means that information about telephone calls, SMS, e-mail and Internet traffic must be stored with telephone and Internet operators. Information about eg from where and to whom a call was made should then be used in investigations of serious crimes. According to the schedule, the introduction…

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Literature of Moldova

Grigore Vieru

Moldova, as part of the Romanian Principality of Moldova, has a rich cultural past, highlighting the historical and religious literature of the 17th and 18th centuries (Grigore Ureche, Miron Costin and Dimitrie Cantemir). After the land was integrated into Russia in 1812, the poets and translators first and foremost helped to make Russian culture known, also in Romania, while specifically Romanian cultural forms were only expressed through folk art. Following…

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Cologne Travel Guide

Cologne Altstadt (Old Town)

City Overview The media city of Cologne captivates visitors with its cultural diversity – just think of the famous carnival – but also with its 2000-year history and the most visited attraction in Germany, the Cologne Cathedral. Cologne is today the fourth largest city in Germany with over one million inhabitants. The location on the Rhine, in the heart of Germany, played a key role in Cologne’s status as the provincial…

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Literature of Luxembourg Part I

Anise Koltz

In Luxembourg, several languages ​​are used. The three official languages ​​are German, French and Letzeburgesch or Luxembourgish. This language, which is currently mastered by about 390,000 people, became one of the country’s official languages ​​in 1984. Some linguists believe that letzeburgesch is not a language of its own, but a variant of German. Yet it is so different from German that a foreigner who knows German will not understand letzeburgesch.…

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The Geography of Moldova

Moldova's climate

Moldova is a hilly plains country and most of it is less than 400 meters above sea level. Codru (“the forest”) is located in the central part of the country. It is intersected by partly deep valleys. The highest point in the country lies west of this area of ​​Bălăneşti (429 meters above sea level). Further north there is a lower plateau with the wide, undulating Bălţiste (about 150-200 meters…

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Monaco

Monaco

Monaco is a principality on the Mediterranean, surrounded by France on three sides. It is located about 15 kilometers east of Nice, and near the Italian border. According to Countryaah.com, Monaco is the world’s second smallest country after the Vatican City and the world’s smallest country with a coastline. Since 1297, Monaco has been ruled by the princes of the house of Grimaldi, originally a family from Genoa. The current…

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Montenegro

The bay of Kotor

Montenegro is a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic. The country, which is somewhat smaller than Telemark County, borders Croatia in the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the northwest, Serbia in the northeast and east, Kosovo in the east and Albania in the south. The country has a coast towards the Adriatic in the southwest. The population is 629 219 inhabitants (2018). The capital is Podgorica. Montenegro was part…

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Attractions in Cologne

St Martin Church, Cologne

Attractions in Cologne Imhoff Chocolate Museum The museum is housed in a beautiful building on the Rhine and shows all possible details of the fascinating history of chocolate in an entertaining and educational way. The museum also has a production line that is in operation and opens into a chocolate fountain. Address: Rheinauhafen, Altstadt-Süd, Cologne Phone: (0221) 931 88 80 Opening times: Open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open on…

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